M62 Box Type

General Info
*Pressure/pull activated mine

Characteristics

  • Type: Nonmetallic, blast antipersonnel mine
  • Manufacturer: Hungary
  • Diameter: 50mm
  • Length: 187mm
  • Weight: 320g
  • Explosive: 75g TNT
  • Range: 15m
  • Composition: plastic mine, metallic fuze but likely antimagnetic

Internal Workings
The fuze is enclosed in a clear plastic tube. A spring-loaded striker is exposed at the top which is held in place by a retaining pin. When triggered by pressure, the striker is forced down the tube to detonate the charge.

Diagram of M-62 box mine
http://ordatamines.maic.jmu.edu/images/H3169U01.jpg

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